The Redlegs are averaging almost six runs a game over their last six games. What is even more impressive is that the Reds were shut out by Carlos Zambrano in one of those games.

Any way you look at it, the offense is picking up…and didn’t it happen right around the time Ryan Freel began leading off more often?

So, what do you think? Are the hitters waking up? And shouldn’t we be justifiably excited, since the pitching (other than Belisle) continues to be pretty solid?

Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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  1. I need to see a few more games with good offense to be convinced. I hate to be such a skeptic, but the offense was so bad for so long that I’m trying not to get my hopes up too high.

  2. I agree nick. However, one thing that is encouraging is that they seem to be taking advantage of errors, etc. Last night’s game and the game against Chicago when Dempster was pitching they scored a bunch of unearned runs. For some reason I always felt like that always happened to the Reds and not the other way around.

  3. Paint me optimistic, but I really hope the newfound offensive stroke sparks a little win streak that gets us back in the mix. Then all of the turncoat Cincinnati media can rant and rave about how they never should have criticized the reds so harshly, and that they never thought the reds should trade Dunn or Junior.

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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2008 Reds, Reds - General